December 21, 1987

A Kit for Techno-Whizzes and Plaque Fighters

Here’s my favorite gift book in any category. In “The Personal Computer Book,” Peter McWilliams relieved many of us of the terrors of the new technology. Now his Peter McWilliams Electronics Book (Prentice Hall, Paper, $10.95) guides us through the mysteries of super-VCR, digital audio, CD players, microwave ovens and even an electric tooth-plaque fighter (which I went right out and bought).. McWilliams is a funny, opinionated writer with a real gift for making technology clear. For the exceptionally generous, this book plus a gift certificate to an electronics store will solve Christmas,”